Dallas Chamber Symphony receives Adoue Fund grant from The Dallas Foundation

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The Dallas Foundation, through the Jean Baptiste (Tad) Adoue III Fund, has generously awarded a project grant to the Dallas Chamber Symphony in support of its UnSilent Film Series project Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. The concert screening is scheduled for October 18th, 2016.

The event will be presented at Dallas City Performance Hall in collaboration with VideoFest 29. It will feature a new score by Joe Kraemer (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), and be extended through a free simulcast for guests at Klyde Warren Park.

Dallas, TX – The Dallas Foundation’s board of governors has announced Dallas Chamber Symphony as the recipient of a Jean Baptiste (Tad) Adoue III Fund field of interest grant, to commission and premiere a new film score by Joe Kraemer. The concert will be presented October 18th, 8pm, at Dallas City Performance Hall, and will extend to Klyde Warren Park, where attendees can experience the free simulcast.

The grant is intended to advance innovative projects in the performing arts, which are likely to both attract new audiences, and result in new works that will extend the orchestral repertoire.

“The Dallas Chamber Symphony’s Sunrise project would not be possible without the generous support provided by The Dallas Foundation,” says Richard McKay, conductor and artistic director of the Dallas Chamber Symphony. “Their extraordinary commitment to the arts has resulted in an incredible new commission, and will bring distinguished visiting artists to our city, while providing performance opportunities to many of our community’s most talented professional musicians.”

Most of Dallas’ major cultural organizations have benefited from the generosity of the late Tad Adoue. Born in Dallas in 1910, Jean Baptiste “Tad” Adoue III was the son of a former mayor and a grandson of the man who founded the city’s National Bank of Commerce. He graduated from Southern Methodist University’s law school and served in World War II as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. In 1975, Mr. Adoue had established a trust naming The Dallas Foundation as its chief charitable beneficiary upon his death. That gift created the Jean Baptiste (Tad) Adoue III Fund to support the arts in Dallas County. The Foundation’s Board of Governors awards grants from the fund through a competitive application process each spring.

“We are thrilled that our grant from the Adoue Fund to Dallas Chamber Symphony will expand access to the performance and screening of Sunrise, including to audiences who might not otherwise be able to experience the creativity of a new score set to such an important silent film,” said Dallas Foundation President and CEO Mary Jalonick.

Thanks to The Dallas Foundation’s support, new and experienced concertgoers, VideoFest Dallas supporters, the general public, underserved youth and their families (from area schools, and programs such as Boys and Girls Clubs of Dallas), and guests from The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center will benefit directly from the program’s preparation and innovative presentation. Liaisons with all community partners are in place to ensure their participation. Moreover, the project supports new repertoire which may be salient to the continued consumption of classical music by future audiences.

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